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  • 11:33 @sjaejones Definitely not. I found much of the book to be a real grind. #
  • 11:52 Sometimes I wonder if a teacher encouraging their high school student to try and get an agent is doing them a favor. #

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14 July 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 11:34 Please don’t send an e-query with a subject line that reads simply "query" (unless agent’s guidelines say do exactly that). #
  • 11:34 Having the title of your book and/or your name in the subject line makes it a bit easier to keep piles of e-queries sorted. #
  • 11:35 And, as always, if any of my advice conflicts with an agent’s guidelines, always opt to follow the guidelines! #
  • 12:28 @BookEndsJessica Well, I suppose that would work too… #
  • 13:04 Is this query really for a ms. that’s over 500k words long? Yes, it is. #donotdothis #
  • 13:07 Lunchtime choices: Getting soaked, waiting a long time for delivery, or starving. Perhaps I could have planned this better. #
  • 13:25 @sarahlapolla LOL…thanks for the warning! I’ll take that advice, and so be hungry and impatient, but dry. I’ll also tip generously. #

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13 July 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 11:43 Did I get enough ms. reading done over the weekend? No. Did I buy a pile of new books I don’t have time to read? Yes. #
  • 11:55 @papertyger Yes, you absolutely should! #
  • 12:47 RT @GuardianBooks: Ebook deals ‘not remotely fair’ on authors bit.ly/d63ioT #
  • 14:30 Things you don’t need to explain in your query letter: Books are awesome. #

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12 July 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 10:28 RT @kate_mckean: Remember, I’m closed to queries from July 9 to Sept 13. All received will be deleted unread. #
  • 13:25 Number of queries from young people (meaning < 18) certainly seems to have risen last 2 weeks. Summer vacation=querying? #
  • 15:22 Read @bradfordlit’s tweets this afternoon about letting your decisions be influenced by panic. #
  • 15:31 .@dulle_griet As a rule, young (<18) people seem to be more likely to closely follow our query guidelines. #

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8 July 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 10:47 Okay, I think that’s about enough mid-summer heat to last me the rest of the year. It can get cooler any time now. #

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7 July 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 10:59 Seriously people, the morning after a holiday weekend is not the best time to follow up on pretty much anything. #
  • 11:55 This. RT @arcaedia: new query wars post on my agent blog – statistics don’t tell individual stories bit.ly/aLBIKQ #
  • 11:57 RT @victoriastrauss: Agent Richard Curtis deconstructs Amazon’s new 70% royalty tinyurl.com/2f3l4fx #
  • 13:46 Here’s @jeffvandermeer with the definitive take on the future of publishing: is.gd/dhET6 #

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6 July 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 14:47 I am not looking forward to the pile of new queries that will likely await me come Tuesday morning. #
  • 16:34 @IrisBlasi You’d think that’d occupy them, but sadly, no. Anyway, I think it’s the extra day’s worth that’ll make Tuesday’s pile seem big. #
  • 23:28 #FollowFriday thanks to @jaysubject @quennessa @Madison_Woods @KatGirl_Studio #ff #

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2 July 2010 at 10:55 pm

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